Review gives NGA momentum

Review gives NGA momentum

The government recently announced an independent review of next generation broadband, to be led by former Cable and Wireless CEO Francesco Caio.

The BSG welcomes the review. The terms of the review build on a number of the issues we highlighted in the Pipe Dreams report, and will complement ongoing work by the BSG.

We have long called for government to review such issues as the non-domestic rating of fibre, and are pleased that this and other issues are now being seriously examined.

While the review will not by itself bring about NGA in the UK, what the announcement has done is give momentum to the issue.

From the BSG’s perspective, what is important is that this momentum is made use of fully to create the right conditions for timely and efficient market investment in NGA.

Peter Shearman, Policy Manager, BSG